This week’s top stories: Trump propagandist launches campaign against Tesla, Model 3 arriving ‘very end’ of 2018, Chevy Bolt EV leasing program, more


In this week’s top stories: A top Trump propagandist launches a campaign against Elon Musk and Tesla, a new report claims Model 3 might not arrive until the very end of 2018, GM launches the Chevy Bolt EV leasing program, and Tesla officially closes its acquisition of SolarCity.

We kick things off this week with our breakdown of a new campaign launched against Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX led by a right-wing group that we noted is backed by conservative public relations specialists and Trump insiders funded by fossil fuel interests.

A report from Morgan Stanley claims Tesla’s Model 3 might not arrive until the ‘very end’ of 2018, and Tesla picks up a HoloLens designer as its second augmented reality related hire from Microsoft.

Toyota claims an electric car battery ‘breakthrough’, GM launches its Chevy Bolt EV leasing program, and six major countries announce imminent plans to phase-out of all coal-fired power plants as Tesla closes its acquisition of SolarCity.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.